Juno Posts from her Deathbed
Okay, I exaggerate, but not by much. Here it is: Last week was almost "beyond the beyonds" (borrowing from Frank McCourt) in stress and overscheduled madness. I posted briefly, and knew you all understood. On Sunday I awoke with a scratchy throat, and it has been downhill from there. Those who know me well know that I have my own business, one with many wonderful advantages, but 'sick days' are not one of them! So I have worked and then reclined on the cough in a nasal stupor, lamenting that this week, which should be more free for projects, fun, workouts, and basic getting things done, has instead degenerated into a miserable convalescence.
I want to talk about this because this happens from time to time to everyone. I use this kind of downtime to "gear up." I think many of my resurgences in health and fitness have come after spells of being sick. Right now for some reason I can't stay off the herbal/essential oil/naturopathic web sites. I seem to be gathering information. I really neglect vitamins and overlook other avenues for better health. I am just nudging myself onto this sort of a path. There are only 5 weeks left before the girls are out of school for the summer, and while we will still be busy, the gotta-be-here, gotta-be-there aspect of my life should mellow out some. This is also cyclic - the (relative) freedom of summer is fleeting and deserves high-quality self-work.
On Saturday I did break in my new running shoes with my first jog of the season - slower than I remember my good times to be, but felt good. I got some nikes with the major air pockets in them, and I really liked running on the clouds. I also started some vitamins from the HF store on Friday. Could those healthy steps unleashed this illness? Oh yes, and doing better in my biggest weakness, water. Another reason to take vitamins - you are forced to down a tidepool of water just by definition.
So hang with me, I am always thinking and working. I am sometimes on top of my game, other times I lag. I always strive to learn and be better, even if it means learning the same stuff over and over.
Otherwise, there has also been very little time for "moi" - as in no time for journaling, no time for art, quilting, much gardening, etc. I am really wanting to escape with a notebook, a stack of fabric or a pad and pen and just be by myself a bit.
On a nonfitness note, the ring finally was sized and arrived. It is gorgeous. What is really fun is it has brought DH true pleasure. I think he feels good for getting it, and I enjoy the reflected pride.
So Catherine, not to worry - it isn't easy to post all the time. But I love love love to hear from you one and all. When a period of time goes by, and the time to post has escaped me, my little voice always asks - has the 5% thing run its course? Will you still be posting Juno? That voice is very tiny though - because I always reaffirm the value of you-all my online friends, and the power of writing down the process and sharing it with such vast support. Life is life, and life in the 2000s is so busy and hectic that I wonder when the backlash will start (and I'm looking forward to it!) - but this is one kind of home.
I can see it is almost time to start a new thread. I'll ponder that one. You can see I am in a philosophical mood. Anyway, send me "get well" energy because not much is getting done around here!